I think that we have an average backline. We are missing not having Keefe in our side, but are getting some good play out of Ben Reid and Seedsman. However I would like to see some more out of Brown, I believe he could be playing better.
Where I think we are the best is in our midfeild. When we have players like Swan, Pendelbury, Sidebottom, Macaffer and Beams, we are are are a very hard side to beat. I would rate out midfield in the top 3 in the league.
We have a good enough forward structure in my opinion. We have, in some peoples view, the best contested mark in the competition, Cloke. We also have had Witts playing in that area and taking some good overhead makes, but he is new to the team. We have a good range of small forwards to get to where the ball is falling such as Elliot and Blair. Also Krakeour has been doing this well from return from injury.
Collingwood has updated its injury list ahead of its trip to South Australia to take on Port Adelaide on Saturday.
Reigning Copeland Trophy winner Dayne Beams is listed as being 1-2 weeks away from returning from the quad strain that prevented him from playing any football in the first half of the season.
There is also good news for first year defenders Jackson Ramsay and Jack Frost.
Ramsay, the club’s fourth selection in last November’s National Draft, is available to return from a wrist injury that has kept him from the field since the first week of April.
Although Frost is not ready to return from a knee injury, he is now estimated to be only 2-3 weeks away from getting back out on the park. He originally injured his knee against Williamstown in early May.
Travis Cloke (finger) and Luke Ball (calf) are both expected to make the journey to AAMI Stadium for Saturday’s match.
Heath Shaw our 2010 backman dives and smothers Nick Riewoldt’s kick which ended up saving us the grand final which then resulted in a draw. We went on to win it next year.